Thanks so much for your info and feedback on traveling with Tauck. This is our first trip both with them and on a river cruise. I see we are flying intoout Amsterdam but the cruise is starting in Antwerp. I will have our travel agent check air fare rates options. We are now staying at a different hotel, I think in Amsterdam still, but not Sofitel. I checked the hotel website and the price seems half what I am being charged from Tauck. Not sure if this is due to type of room or if Tauck includes breakfast which the website does not. I plan to ask our travel agent about the reason for the price difference. Have you encountered this? If Tauck takes care of all transfers and this is included only if we use the hotel thru their booking it is probably worth it then. I can't wait!